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  •  rec'd for Alexandrite, a marvelous gem, my fav (2+ / 0-)
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    edrie, ER Doc

    right up there with opal.

    Any thoughts on the availability of synthetic diamonds affecting price? I recall hearing a few year ago that someone had a process to make synthetic diamonds, but they were almost always colored (fancy, although perfect otherwise). Great for industrial uses, but not so much investment.

    "I don't need a script to tell the truth" Ed Schultz, Feb. 4 2010

    by BusyinCA on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 07:57:22 PM PST

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    •  opal is my birthstone - i love it as much as (1+ / 0-)
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      i love jade.  jade (specifically jadite) becomes more translucent the more you wear it - and it has the incredible depth that opals have, only the same color.

      alexandrite (the real ones, not cultured) go from blood red to deep green according to how the light hits the stone.  the same with tanzanite - the good ones are deep purple to blue to reddish in color.

      i love stones - even fluorite, although it is so fragile and will shatter if you drop it.  fluorite has fascinating properties in that the colors change due to who is holding the stones.  some people will cause the stones to radiate more purple, yet when they hand the same stone to another, it may change to green or blue or even clear!  (the electricity emanating from each individual varies and affects the soft crystals to bring out different colors).

      yep - stones - nature's beauty!  and, for the person (me) who used to think diamonds were "cold" until i saw the searing hot light of the star of africa (in the queen's sceptre),  now i understand that every stone has it's own beauty and radiance - just like pets and people, yes?

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      by edrie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 08:53:09 PM PST

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